33 responses

  1. Nicci@NiftyEats
    August 11, 2010

    I love running to relieve the stress, clears my mind.

  2. britchickruns
    August 11, 2010

    Yep stress definetly helps! When I was my most stressed, I did a half mary in 1hr43 – I did 12miles today in 1hr46! 1mile less, 3mins slower..I’m too chilled 😛

  3. Fit Chick in the City
    August 11, 2010

    I’ll cross my fingers and hope that you’re stressed the day of the Chicago marathon. =)

  4. poiseinparma
    August 11, 2010

    Stress definitely fuels my workouts, especially kickboxing! It’s great to get the aggression out by punching at an imaginary person, and it’s cheaper than anger management classes 🙂

  5. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    August 11, 2010

    The only stress that would make me run faster would be stress from a wild animal chasing me. a fight or flight response.

  6. sweetersalt
    August 11, 2010

    I love smoothies with cereal! I often make a banana protein smoothie and top it with granola, cereal, fruit, etc. for breakfast. So refreshing and delicious!


  7. kristen
    August 11, 2010

    Life stress helps me run faster, but I find that the stress and pressure of a race when I’m putting pressure on myself to be faster actually makes me freak out a bit and I become a bit of a headcase…it is quite odd.

  8. comicallyfit
    August 11, 2010

    I definitely run faster and harder when I’m stressed. When I’m happy and relaxed I’m more apt to go at a leisurely pace without much concern for time. Working out can’t be beat for stress relief… If I couldn’t get a run in after a long day at work I’d probably end up like that Jet Blue pilot grabbing a beer and making a dramatic exit out of an emergency slide!

  9. Amy
    August 11, 2010

    OH, hell yes!

    When I am stressed, I could go forever and go forever a whole lot faster. Nothing like leaving it out on the pavement (or the trail).

  10. katie
    August 11, 2010

    Stress gives me an adrenaline rush, and exercise is the best way to calm down!

  11. rebecca lustig
    August 11, 2010

    running is the best therapy!! it releases me, sets me free from the ordinary life.

    have a wonderful wednesday
    love, becca

  12. Amelia
    August 11, 2010

    I do run faster when stressed or feel rushed. Lately since I have been lifting more than running, I challenge myself to lift heavier or just one more rep to combat the stress. Love the endorphins that follow!

  13. Amy @ Second City Randomness
    August 11, 2010

    Running is definitely what I need on super stressed days. Sometimes I’ll hesitate to actually go (and want to hide under covers for the rest of the night), but once I get there it’s SO ON!

    Those are great splits! I hope today is a little bit easier on ya, though!

  14. Sarah
    August 11, 2010

    yeah, definitely stress makes me run faster. it’s great to calm me down & get my mind on something else. and that cereal looks fab!

  15. Amanda
    August 11, 2010

    My power walks are insane power walks when I’m stressed and need to clear my head. Yoga helps me, too! Where did you buy your cacoa nibs?

  16. jorydanielle
    August 11, 2010

    Stress DOES make me run faster!!! When I’m not stressed, I definitely take my good, sweet time and meander down the street. If something is bothering me, or I’m thinking about the million things I need to do that day, I’m a regular speed demon. 🙂

  17. Kristina @goodnweird
    August 11, 2010

    Nice run Meghann! Running is definitely my stress reliever. I don’t know I survived all those years without it.

  18. Meghan@traveleatlove
    August 11, 2010

    It makes me work out harder. There is nothing like the pounding of your heart and lots of sweat to cleanse away stress. My workout saved me from having another meltdown at work yesterday! I felt blissful after.

  19. Tina
    August 11, 2010

    I always work out better when I have stress to release. I guess the tension being released just fuels it and it feels so good. Glad you had a great run!

  20. 40apples
    August 11, 2010

    Absolutely stress makes me run faster (or spin faster, as the case may be). That’s one of the greatest things about exercise for me – all that pent-up adrenaline has somewhere to go and you end up feeling worlds better afterward!

  21. Kt
    August 11, 2010

    Stress makes me run faster fo sho! Anger is even better 🙂
    Meghann I read your blog every day and I LOOOOOVE it. You’re amazing at being consistent with your healthy lifestyle. Have a great day!

  22. gavrielski
    August 11, 2010

    I’m sorry you’re feeling the stress, but YES–stress always makes me run so much faster. There really is nothing better than a long run after a tough, stressful day. It clears my mind and makes me feel like everything is in control. Just one more day for you! 🙂

  23. Jo
    August 11, 2010

    I’m not a runner but I find that I am most productive at most things with a little stress. The trick is to keep the stress levels manageable!

  24. michele
    August 11, 2010

    bring on the stress!! the breakfast looks interesting. I may have to try it sometime.

  25. Heather
    August 11, 2010

    We almost had the same breakfast, and I swear I just read your blog after I ate it! LOL

    If I’m stressed I run faster or just workout harder in general…feels good to let it all go through a workout.

  26. Kelly
    August 11, 2010

    Running is the best therapy! I always feel better after it, no matter what.

  27. rc1001
    August 11, 2010

    Way to go! I’m still building up my endurance level and have had a real struggle getting any mileage in during this blazing hot summer. Someday I hope to be able to just let my mind wander and run! But for now it is still really challenging.

  28. DiningAndDishing
    August 11, 2010

    Yes, I LOVE going for a run when I’m stressed or upset. It’s a great way to just be alone with my thoughts and run/sweat out all my negative energy. I always come back feeling a million times better!

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  29. runningaroundnormal
    August 11, 2010

    Stress can definitely be a good thing when it comes to working out – the fight or flight/adrenaline kicks in and really helps out:) Glad you feel so much better!

  30. anotherannabanana
    August 11, 2010

    I don’t find any additional speed from stress — not much speed to speak of at all to begin with. 😉 However, I do definitely notice after a good work out how much more at ease I feel. Sometimes I realize I was stressed simply after a nice workout and release. Our bodies are really awesome like that!

    Hope your brain is less fried and mushy today!

  31. christina cadden
    August 11, 2010

    That is the primary reason why I run. It is the only way I relieve my stress. I have tried several other ways but none seem to work like running.

  32. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15
    August 11, 2010

    I don’t run, I power walk, but it’s the same concept. When I’m frustrated, I tend to walk harder and longer than normal. It’s great stress relief.

  33. runningwifle
    August 11, 2010

    I’m training for an October marathon too, and eventually want to qualify for Boston as well (though I have quite a lot of improvement to make before that can happen)! I’m impressed with your negative splits!

    P.S. I’ve been stalking your blog for awhile now, and was inspired to create my own. Hope that’s not creepy 🙂

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